HARRIET P. DUSTAN, M.D.
The supplement that is Part 2 of this issue (1) carries the proceedings of a conference held in Washington, D. C, last September on nutritional factors in hypertension. It is a valuable and contemporary document. The growing concern that nutritional factors may cause high blood pressure is relatively new. Only in the last 10 years has the prevention of hypertension been considered seriously, and we still know relatively little about the factors that initiate hypertension. Interest has focused on food because epidemiologic evidence shows marked dietary differences between populations with differing prevalences of hypertension, and because change in dietary lifestyles
DUSTAN HP. Nutrition and Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:660–662. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-660
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_1):660-662.
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